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Evonik commissions capacity expansion for adhesive raw materials in Marl

December 18/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Evonik has significantly expanded its capacity for silane-modified poly-alpha-olefins, as per the company's press release.

 With the completion of the plant expansion at the Marl Chemical Park, Evonik is now able to produce 30% more of this specialty adhesive raw material.

These silane-modified specialties are amorphous poly-alpha-olefins, which are marketed under the brand name VESTOPLAST 206. They are ideal for formulating high-quality hot melt adhesives, which are especially suited for the bonding of hard-to-bond polar substrates such as glass, ceramics and metals. However, above all, they are best characterized by their excellent adhesion to a wide range of plastics, such as polypropylene (PP), polyester and polyamide.

"With the expansion of our capacity, we are following the increasing demand for reactive polyolefin systems and ensuring greater delivery reliability," explains Roberto Vila-Keller, Head of the Coating & Adhesive Resins Business Line. "Due to its special chemical properties, VESTOPLAST 206 is mainly used in lightweight construction or the construction industry and thus, contributes to sustainable solutions."

As MRC reported before, Dow and Evonik have recently entered into an exclusive technology partnership. Together, they plan to bring a unique method for directly synthesizing propylene glycol (PG) from propylene and hydrogen peroxide to market maturity.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and PP.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,760,950 tonnes in the first ten months of 2020, up by 3% year on year. Only high density polyethylene (HDPE) and linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) shipments increased. At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market reached 978,870 tonnes in  January-October 2020 (calculated using the formula: production minus exports plus imports minus producers' inventories as of 1 January, 2020). Supply of exclusively of PP random copolymer increased.

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The focus on more specialty businesses, customer-oriented innovative prowess and a trustful and performance-oriented corporate culture form the heart of Evoniks corporate strategy. They are the lever for profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company. Evonik benefits specifically from its customer proximity and leading market positions. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world with more than 36,000 employees.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, LLDPE, PP random copolymer, propylene, HDPE, ethylene, compounding, poliamid, Dow, Evonik, Germany, Russia.
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